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Los Angeles Chargers 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Los Angeles Chargers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Los Angeles Chargers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Chargers:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

12. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

Speaking of protecting young quarterbacks, the Chargers priority for next offseason will be fixing the offensive line tasked with keeping face-of-the-franchise QB Justin Herbert upright. Leatherwood has played big in big spots – notably left tackle for the second half and OT as a true frosh in the 2017 title game against Georgia after Jonah Williams got knocked out. Leatherwood proved adept pass-blocking over the course of a season in his first full campaign at left tackle in 2019, a strong athlete who plays with balance and understanding of angles. Once Tua went down, Leatherwood had blind-side duties protecting newbie starter Mac Jones, and looked good doing it, out-grading teammate Jedrick Wills in pass-pro by PFF's numbers.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

12. Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest

While the Chargers just locked up Joey Bosa long-term, they have Melvin Ingram III's expiring contract to now worry about, as he's already been holding out of Chargers camp. Basham has racked up pressures at Wake Forest, with 112 over the past two seasons. He's a twitched-up 275 pounds and could continue the Chargers' recent dominance on the edge.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

13. Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

Regardless of whether Wyatt Davis or newly acquired Trai Turner flips to play on the left side of the line, the Chargers simply need to get their offensive line fit for 2020 first-round pick Justin Herbert. Davis is a mauler up front who should pair with Turner to give the Chargers two stout anchors at each guard spot.

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Los Angeles Chargers 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Los Angeles Chargers from various local beat writers.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Chargers

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Los Angeles Chargers rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Chargers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 25

At least we don't have to wonder anymore about what the Chargers' plan is at quarterback. It was never going to be just Tyrod Taylor, and now, after the draft, we know it's going to be Taylor and No. 6 pick Justin Herbert. We'll pencil Taylor in as the Week 1 starter -- could Joe Burrow be on the only rookie starter in September? -- and see what happens from there.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 21

They are talented, so it's all about the quarterback spot. How long does Tyrod Taylor keep the job before first-round pick Justin Herbert takes it?

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Los Angeles Chargers: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Chargers in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13at Cincinnati Bengals4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20vs. Kansas City Chiefs4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27vs. Carolina Panthers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4at Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11at New Orleans Saints8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18vs. New York Jets4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25at Miami Dolphins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Nov. 1vs. Jacksonville Jaguars4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8vs. Las Vegas Raiders4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 10BYE
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22at Denver Broncos4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 29at Buffalo Bills1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 6vs. New England Patriots4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13vs. Atlanta Falcons4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20at Las Vegas Raiders8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27vs. Denver BroncosTBA / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3at Kansas City Chiefs1:00 PM / Tickets

The Los Angeles Chargers have the 23rd-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Los Angeles Chargers - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Los Angeles Chargers.

16Justin HerbertQBOregon
123Kenneth MurrayLBOklahoma
4112Joshua KelleyRBUCLA
5151Joe ReedWRVirginia
6186Alohi GilmanSNotre Dame
7220K.J. HillWROhio State

More: Full 2020 NFL Draft Results - Los Angeles Chargers Draft History

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Los Angeles Chargers rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB16.22 (5)54.65 (5)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB17.13 (21)52.41 (24)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR20.61 (18)65.45 (16)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE6.84 (19)24.08 (9)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Los Angeles Chargers running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

Austin Ekeler163.97134.5160.3578.93.92179.77
Melvin Gordon returned to the field in Week 5, but Ekeler was ultra-productive -- 220 rushing yards, 270 receiving yards, 24 receptions and six touchdowns -- in the first quarter of the season without him and finished the year as fantasy's RB6. Even if Ekeler does not see a significant bump in overall workload from last year's 224 touches, only McCaffrey (142) was targeted more than Ekeler (108) among running backs last season.
Justin Jackson100.7443.12.2720.6148.30.3174.62
Joshua Kelley69.7299.71.571394.90.2650.44
Gabe Nabers3.

MORE: See our full Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football Projections

Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Keenan Allen Average Draft Position

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Los Angeles Chargers Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Los Angeles Chargers are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardagePhilip Rivers - 59,271
Rushing YardageLaDainian Tomlinson - 12,490
Receiving YardageAntonio Gates - 11,841
SacksLeslie O'Neal - 105.5
InterceptionsGill Byrd - 42
Coaching WinsSid Gillman - 86

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